Be Graceful with your VMs

Virtualization has given us a world of ease when it comes to IT/server administration.  Sometimes, it’s so easy to shut down and start up VMs that we forget the fact that these are actual servers. Under normal circumstances, an administrator doesn’t just yank the power cord on their Dells, or hold down the power button on the…

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vDestination’s Top 5 VMware Books List

These days there seems to be a ton of books on just about any and every subject matter out there, but there are only a select few that are actually helpful and not redundant. When it comes to VMware there is no shortage of books available that can be very helpful. There are books that…

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Building a Home Lab 101

Ok, so it’s January 2011, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to cave in and finally dedicate money and time to building my VMware home lab. This is no easy task as far as I’m concerned as there are many things to consider outside of just buying some hardware, slapping it together and then…

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Need a pulse check? Get VMware Alive VM for free!

Just when you think VMware has come out with a really cool product that would be hard to top, they follow it with another product that is just as amazing and more. With the release of VMware Alive VM, this is that product. Have you ever heard of Alive VM? I hadn’t either until I…

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Contest of the Week: Eric Siebert’s Maximum vSphere

CONGRATS Brent Quick (@brent_quick) you are the winner of vDestination.com’s weekly contest! Enjoy Eric Siebert’s Maximum vSphere! It’s an awesome book! I am starting a new blog feature entitled “Contest of the Week” and will be giving away a nice prize weekly. This is the first contest giveaway and it is a great book by…

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We have a winner…

Congratulations Nick Howell (@that1guynick) you are the lucky winner of the Ultimate vSphere Reference Library and more. Last night I pulled your name out of a bowl full of over 70 contest entries. If you are going to VMworld we can meet up and I’ll give you your prize package in person, hopefully do a…

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Veeam Reporter 4.0, yours for free!

Excited to announce the new release of Veeam’s enterprise virtual infrastructure tool, Veeam Reporter 4.0. It is free, 100% free. This handy tool was released today, described by Veeam as: Veeam Reporter Enterprise- VMware ESX/ESXi reporting, documentation & change management for VMware Veeam Reporter™ discovers, documents and analyzes your entire virtual infrastructure. It maintains a…

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vSphere 4.1 has arrived!

Since the arrival of vShpere 4.0 last May, there haven’t been many new updates to the cloud operating system that VMware introduced, until now. With the release of VMware vSphere 4.1 there are some nice updates and advancements on its scalability. The most notable enhancements are memory compression, the ability to have simultaneous vMotions, individual…

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